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a collection of the most aesthetically pleasing photos in my life - a portfolio and a scrapbook.

all photographs are taken by me unless otherwise noted.

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This is how we do baseball in the south. #goknights (at BB&T Ballpark)

This is how we do baseball in the south. #goknights (at BB&T Ballpark)

Another gorgeous afternoon full of memories in my backyard. #latergram #southcharlotte #swimmingpool  (at Moorland Drive)

Another gorgeous afternoon full of memories in my backyard. #latergram #southcharlotte #swimmingpool (at Moorland Drive)

Had to snap this #vinstagram before I said, “STOPPPP!!” #sillycat #smellycat  (at Moorland Drive)

Had to snap this #vinstagram before I said, “STOPPPP!!” #sillycat #smellycat (at Moorland Drive)

Excited to be part of the Feature Shoot Desert Landscape show judged by Heidi Romano of Unless You Will. #tbt to when I hiked Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park and I only had one ACL. Check out the rest of the show here. 

Excited to be part of the Feature Shoot Desert Landscape show judged by Heidi Romano of Unless You Will. #tbt to when I hiked Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park and I only had one ACL. Check out the rest of the show here

Perfect Carolina blue sky day for a visit to the #countryclub. What a southern treat?!  (at Quail Hollow Club)

Perfect Carolina blue sky day for a visit to the #countryclub. What a southern treat?! (at Quail Hollow Club)

Look what came in the mail today! I love you @dearcreek. I am so lucky to have such talented artist friends in my life. #soitgoes #vinyl (at Moorland Drive)

Look what came in the mail today! I love you @dearcreek. I am so lucky to have such talented artist friends in my life. #soitgoes #vinyl (at Moorland Drive)

Beautiful afternoon enjoying my backyard jungle. (at Moorland Drive)

Beautiful afternoon enjoying my backyard jungle. (at Moorland Drive)

Local heirloom tomatoes. #shoplocal #farmersmarket (at Mecklenburg County Market)

Local heirloom tomatoes. #shoplocal #farmersmarket (at Mecklenburg County Market)

This lamp is from my father’s mother’s house on 20 Hartley Ave. in Mount Vernon, NY. Though I never met her, I know some of my knack for design comes from her. #family #ilovelamp (at Moorland Drive)

This lamp is from my father’s mother’s house on 20 Hartley Ave. in Mount Vernon, NY. Though I never met her, I know some of my knack for design comes from her. #family #ilovelamp (at Moorland Drive)

Gorgeous day in #socha for some #foodtrucks and #popsicles. @kingofpopsclt @southparkeats  (at SouthPark Eats Alternative)

Gorgeous day in #socha for some #foodtrucks and #popsicles. @kingofpopsclt @southparkeats (at SouthPark Eats Alternative)

Obedient to some strange spell. #cavsofinstagram #cavitude  (at Moorland Drive)

Obedient to some strange spell. #cavsofinstagram #cavitude (at Moorland Drive)

Found this Jack Woolf gem while cleaning out my desk from high school. Especially missing these #dadjokes today.  (at Moorland Drive)

Found this Jack Woolf gem while cleaning out my desk from high school. Especially missing these #dadjokes today. (at Moorland Drive)

Reppin’ Carolina with Mom at the first preseason game! (at Bank of America Stadium)

Reppin’ Carolina with Mom at the first preseason game! (at Bank of America Stadium)

I cooked this chicken with peaches and rosemary for dinner tonight. Back in the south and #domesticasfuck.  (at Moorland Drive)

I cooked this chicken with peaches and rosemary for dinner tonight. Back in the south and #domesticasfuck. (at Moorland Drive)

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Filter Photo Interview: Jennifer Schwartz

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Lady Blue, the Crusade’s 1977 VW bus, driving up the Pacific Coast Highway last spring

Jennifer Schwartz is the creator and director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating demand for art, specifically fine art photography. Schwartz previously owned a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, showcasing the work of emerging photographers. She also created the online project, The Ten, and is the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects. Schwartz believes in empowering photographers to be innovative and create audiences for their work. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she has her BA from Colgate University and her MA from Georgia State University. Schwartz regularly participates in portfolio reviews such as PhotoNOLA, PhotoLucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, FotoFest, Medium, Filter Photo and others. She was invited as a curator to the Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China in 2011 and travels around the country giving talks, guest-lecturing at universities, leading workshops and hosting photographic retreats with Flash Powder Projects. In the Spring of 2013, she traveled around the country in a 1977 VW bus, engaging audiences with photography.

Interview by Lauren Goldstein

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David Hilliard: Chums, 2011

Lauren Goldstein: I noticed that all of your projects thus far - Jennifer Schwartz Gallery and now Crusade for Art - focus on promoting the advancement of artists, particularly photographers. What made you fall in love with photography in the first place?

Jennifer Schwartz: I make photographs, I collect photographs, I love photographs. I believe that art makes life beautiful, and I am passionate about spreading that message and giving people an opportunity to connect to art.

Photography is the perfect medium to appeal to the would-be collector. It is contemporary, and it is accessible (both in price and in technique). We understand photography. We know how it is done, and we appreciate its fresh, modern, and visually stimulating takes on our world. We can look at an image and be amazed that someone was able to use a camera – a piece of equipment we all own and use – to create something that moves us so powerfully. Most photography is also affordable. A painting or sculpture by a mid-career artist would be significantly more expensive than a photograph by a photographer with the same level of recognition and exposure.

LG: Who are your favorite photographers?

JS: I couldn’t possibly begin to determine my favorite photographers, but I can tell you about some of the more recent additions to my photography collection. My newest piece (so new, it is still being printed and framed) is a David Hilliard piece I have loved for years. I also just bought a photograph from Rod Fincannon, from his Boy Scouts and Indians project. Other new photographs include ones by Brandon Thibodeaux, Katie Koti, Jared Soares, Joshua Meier and Amelia Morris. I am obsessed with photography, and proud of it.

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